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Thanks , Cepe, for that fun article. Many pictures of CPs I had never seen before.
I forgot how awful some of Victoria's dresses were!

Maxima gets it right, nothing like some bling to highlight an empire style!

I agree that Kate's coat is too short but isn't so much like the other recent ones.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:08 PM
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Whether or not it's a maternity coat is a moot point to me. The only comment that I have on the outfit is that while I like the hat, I don't like it with this coat.

While I like some of her outfits more than others, I've never really disliked anything that Kate has worn. And Kate is at least consistent in her style choices - it's evident that she wears what she likes, which is important for any woman to do.

Mostly, I'd like to know what kind of dress is underneath that coat. It hasn't been identified yet (as far as I know) - What Kate Wore

Kate always seems quite practical in her wardrobe choices. If the dress she is wearing under that coat is loose and short sleeved, it would make a practical addition to her wardrobe for her postpartum period which will be mid to late summer.
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I often see the word "boring" used to describe what some ladies are wearing. To me the dresses usually seem quite nice and appropriate.

I have asked before and have never received an answer, but would someone please explain what would constitute an "exciting" outfit (as opposed to boring"), especially when talking about maternity wear.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:54 PM
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I often see the word "boring" used to describe what some ladies are wearing. To me the dresses usually seem quite nice and appropriate.

I have asked before and have never received an answer, but would somone please explain what would constitute an "exciting" outfit (as opposed to boring"), especially when talking about maternity wear.
From what I've seen here and other places when it concern royal ladies. Anything exciting will be something Crown Princess Mary wore
or consider inappropriate
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:55 PM
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Thanks , Cepe, for that fun article. Many pictures of CPs I had never seen before.
I forgot how awful some of Victoria's dresses were!

Maxima gets it right, nothing like some bling to highlight an empire style!

I agree that Kate's coat is too short but isn't so much like the other recent ones.
There are some great clothes and some horrors.

I noticed that the best were not in the 1st pregnancy. They had learnt their personal approach to maternity dressing. I also think that they were spending large amounts of money. They were confident, had stylists and were experienced.

I just think people should cut Catherine some slack, in the same way people are doing for Stephanie. No stylist, can't be spending loads and loads of money .

Different country, different times.

And like NGalitzine, I want to know what people actually expect.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:56 PM
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The only thing about the coat that I didn't like were the black flecks. I like the colour of it, very spring-like IMO. When I first saw the pictures, I said "I love the buttons". They're pretty (IMO). Her hat is nice too and so are the earrings, I think they coordinate well with the rest of her outfit.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:10 PM
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I often see the word "boring" used to describe what some ladies are wearing. To me the dresses usually seem quite nice and appropriate.

I have asked before and have never received an answer, but would somone please explain what would constitute an "exciting" outfit (as opposed to boring"), especially when talking about maternity wear.
It really comes down to who your preferred royal lady is. Anything she wears will be exciting and beautiful. Anything other royal ladies wear will be torn down to prop your preferred lady up.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:20 PM
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I noticed that the best were not in the 1st pregnancy. They had learnt their personal approach to maternity dressing. I also think that they were spending large amounts of money. They were confident, had stylists and were experienced.

I just think people should cut Catherine some slack, in the same way people are doing for Stephanie. No stylist, can't be spending loads and loads of money .

Different country, different times.

And like NGalitzine, I want to know what people actually expect.
Its not only that, season does count too, a baby born in September/October requires for summer wear, which means that in my opinion, Summer Maternity clothes are more accessible in diferent kinds of print, diferent cuts, variaty of colors, that in the end, a summer pregnancy is more beautiful in terms of fashion.
Letizia had a better maternity fashion on her 1st pregnancy than her second one, mainly because of the season. I'm not saying that Fall/Winter Maternity fashion is horrid, but it lacks variaty and because of the climate, coats are the best option (often the only choice available).
Catherine's in my opinion never had a horrible appearance, I always liked or was OK with her choices until now, of course, some of them were too average, but I'm sure as the weather starts to warm up, she'll get to use more color, lighter clothes and more print, which is why I LOVE the Summer
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Whether or not it's a maternity coat is a moot point to me. The only comment that I have on the outfit is that while I like the hat, I don't like it with this coat.

While I like some of her outfits more than others, I've never really disliked anything that Kate has worn. And Kate is at least consistent in her style choices - it's evident that she wears what she likes, which is important for any woman to do.

Mostly, I'd like to know what kind of dress is underneath that coat. It hasn't been identified yet (as far as I know) - What Kate Wore

Kate always seems quite practical in her wardrobe choices. If the dress she is wearing under that coat is loose and short sleeved, it would make a practical addition to her wardrobe for her postpartum period which will be mid to late summer.
I agree with your overall view - I've never really disliked anything she has worn. I think your point about her consistency and practicality are important. I realize it leads to her style seeming quite boring to some people, but I think that she's done a good job of being practical/comfortable while still looking generally chic or current (or however one wants to define it). Perhaps I appreciate it because my approach to fashion has always been much the same (albeit on a much smaller budget!) For example, I often see complaints about her shoes. I know she seems to wear the same pairs a lot, but to me that indicates that she's comfortable with them. Personally, I have a hard time fitting shoes that fit my feet, and if I happen to find a style that not only fit comfortably but is also a good neutral of some kind, they pretty much become my "default" shoes for however long they last. I wish I had more variety in what shoes I wore, but I'm only willing to compromise so much. So when I see someone like Kate wearing something repeatedly (even a hairstyle), I feel like I can identify - I understand sticking with something when it works.
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I understand your point Isabella, somewhat I kind of feel the same about my shoes, but I can't help feeling diferently when it comes to Catherine's shoes. Of course I want her to feel comfortable, but I also want to comment about what I truly think and feel of her fashion choices in this fashion thread.
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It really comes down to who your preferred royal lady is. Anything she wears will be exciting and beautiful. Anything other royal ladies wear will be torn down to prop your preferred lady up.
Why have a preferred royal lady. Just enjoy the unique style of each and ever one. They are all different, different countries, different nationalities, different likes and different duties. No reason to have a favorite.
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I understand your point Isabella, somewhat I kind of feel the same about my shoes, but I can't help feeling diferently when it comes to Catherine's shoes. Of course I want her to feel comfortable, but I also want to comment about what I truly think and feel of her fashion choices in this fashion thread.
Oh, I completely understand that. All opinions are valid, otherwise, what's the point of discussion? (The only thing I don't understand is some of the repeated claims of boredom some people have about her overall style; if I was so bored by something, I would've stopped paying attention a long time ago! But, different strokes for different folks).

As for her shoes, generally her choices are styles I either like (such as these pumps) or am indifferent to. Either way, she tends to choose things that don't detract from the rest of her outfit, which I like. But I do find it interesting to see the different things that people pick up on (e.g. many seem to notice if the hemline is longer/shorter in front; I would never notice that! lol)
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Kate today at the Scouts ceremony

Full view 1 ** Full view 2 ** Side view ** Close up

Kate looks so good. The coat is lovely, I like the style and the colour.
Love the coat, great color and style. Don't like the hat with it though. Nevertheless, she looked lovely.
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Oh, I completely understand that. All opinions are valid, otherwise, what's the point of discussion? (The only thing I don't understand is some of the repeated claims of boredom some people have about her overall style; if I was so bored by something, I would've stopped paying attention a long time ago! But, different strokes for different folks).

As for her shoes, generally her choices are styles I either like (such as these pumps) or am indifferent to. Either way, she tends to choose things that don't detract from the rest of her outfit, which I like. But I do find it interesting to see the different things that people pick up on (e.g. many seem to notice if the hemline is longer/shorter in front; I would never notice that! lol)
Yes I think the same as you, sharing diferent opinions and facts about clothes can bring us to discover new things

I think when some people refer "boring" to certain style or clothes, I think they want Catherine to leave her comfort/safe zone and take new risks.
So it can be "boring" because she can be "predictable" for them. A surprising choice can be "interesting" and "diferent".
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It really comes down to who your preferred royal lady is. Anything she wears will be exciting and beautiful. Anything other royal ladies wear will be torn down to prop your preferred lady up.
Thanks, I get it now. "Boring" has nothing to do with fashion. If the wearer is a favorite then her clothes are perfect and "exciting" and all other ladies wear clothes that are "boring". Makes perfect sense
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Its interesting that you mention the 1960's and the buttons because they reminded me of MAry Quant's emblem of a stylised 4 petal daisy from the 1960's. You either have to be as old as me or a student of fashion history to remember that!
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Kate has worn some stunning/elegant clothing in the past...she just doesn't seem to have found equal footing in maternity wear overall...as of yet.


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I think Kate's wool maternity coat is just a couple of inches too short, but otherwise it's perfect. She looks exactly the way she should like at this point...healthy and radiant.

The fact that she also continues to look stylish at the end of her second trimester of pregnancy is just frosting on the cake!
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Yes I think the same as you, sharing diferent opinions and facts about clothes can bring us to discover new things

I think when some people refer "boring" to certain style or clothes, I think they want Catherine to leave her comfort/safe zone and take new risks.
So it can be "boring" because she can be "predictable" for them. A surprising choice can be "interesting" and "diferent".
Oh, I certainly understand that people want her to take risks - I like to see that too. Her comfort zone just doesn't bother me as much as it seems to bother some.
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